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15th May '18 5:08:23 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Flinch}}'' trilogy of ''Super Smash Bros'' fics, Sheik is Zelda's enemy within. Zelda is a terrible fighter in part because she is too kind, while Sheik has no such issues. She's a sadistic BloodKnight who likes to cause her opponents maximum pain before they are forced out of the fight. In the second story Zelda locks Sheik away but she ends up coming back. [[spoiler:In the final story Zelda has come to terms with her aggression and gives Samus a NoHoldsBeatdown herself]].

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Flinch}}'' trilogy of ''Super Smash Bros'' fics, Sheik is Zelda's enemy within. Zelda is a terrible fighter in part because she is too kind, while Sheik has no such issues. She's a sadistic BloodKnight who likes to cause her opponents maximum pain before they are forced out of the fight. In the second story Zelda locks Sheik away but she ends up coming back. [[spoiler:In the final story Zelda has come to terms with her aggression and gives Samus a NoHoldsBeatdown NoHoldsBarredBeatdown herself]].
15th May '18 5:06:28 AM Pichu-kun
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* One of the HunterOfMonsters duo from ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' is a young girl who is an "Anti-Virus," a biological evolution against TheHeartless monsters that plague mankind. However, this has resulted in a SplitPersonality that merely kills TheHeartless first, and then turns on her partner. The FlashForward at the beginning of the first episode implies that her two halves will become whole... but as a FaceHeelTurn. [[spoiler:In the manga she eventually [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome learns how to control her virus side and use it to her advantage]].]]

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* One of the HunterOfMonsters duo from ''Manga/VenusVersusVirus'' is a young girl who is an "Anti-Virus," a biological evolution against TheHeartless monsters that plague mankind. However, this has resulted in a SplitPersonality that merely kills TheHeartless first, and then turns on her partner. The FlashForward at the beginning of the first episode implies that her two halves will become whole... but as a FaceHeelTurn. [[spoiler:In the manga she eventually [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome learns how to control her virus side and use it to her advantage]].]]


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* In ''Fanfic/{{Flinch}}'' trilogy of ''Super Smash Bros'' fics, Sheik is Zelda's enemy within. Zelda is a terrible fighter in part because she is too kind, while Sheik has no such issues. She's a sadistic BloodKnight who likes to cause her opponents maximum pain before they are forced out of the fight. In the second story Zelda locks Sheik away but she ends up coming back. [[spoiler:In the final story Zelda has come to terms with her aggression and gives Samus a NoHoldsBeatdown herself]].
5th May '18 2:52:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'':

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2nd Apr '18 5:57:25 AM WillBGood
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** To emphasize this, Imperial propaganda reminds you that "[[EverythingTryingToKillYou For every enemy without there are a hundred within". They're talking about the Imperium itself, but what that means is that it's ''teeming'' with heretics, so many that they outnumber those actually loyal to the Emperor a billion to one. I suppose that means that the those higher up on the totem pole]] think that the average Imperial subject failed math (which wouldn't be surprising). Regardless of how much it's emphasized, there's a bit a truth to it: Warhammer 40,000 has enemies within in spades, and all too often the enemy within wins.

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** To emphasize this, Imperial propaganda reminds you that "[[EverythingTryingToKillYou For [[EverythingTryingToKillYou "For every enemy without there are a hundred within".within"]]. They're talking about the Imperium itself, but what that means is that it's ''teeming'' with heretics, so many that they outnumber those actually loyal to the Emperor a billion to one. I suppose that means that the those higher up on the totem pole]] think that the average Imperial subject failed math (which wouldn't be surprising). Regardless of how much it's emphasized, there's a bit a truth to it: Warhammer 40,000 has enemies within in spades, and all too often the enemy within wins.
1st Apr '18 2:13:47 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''Manga/RGVeda'', [[spoiler:Ashura has one that represents [[OmnicidalManiac the true nature]] of [[PersonOfMassDestruction his kin]], and it's revealed that the whole plot is result of an elaborated plan to allow him to be born without the fear of his true persona awakening in order to destroy everything.]]

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* In ''Manga/RGVeda'', [[spoiler:Ashura has one that represents [[OmnicidalManiac the true nature]] of [[PersonOfMassDestruction his kin]], and it's revealed that the whole plot is result of an elaborated elaborate plan to allow him to be born without the fear of his true persona awakening in order to destroy everything.]]



** In ''ComicBook/DemonSpawn'', Supergirl's dark side has spawned a pocket dimension which exists inside the mind of the eponymous heroine and is crawling with demons and evil creatures. One of those creatures -Nightflame, a humanoid swordswomen and sorcerer that is Supergirl's death wish's embodiment- tries to take over Kara's body.

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** In ''ComicBook/DemonSpawn'', Supergirl's dark side has spawned a pocket dimension which exists inside the mind of the eponymous heroine and is crawling with demons and evil creatures. One of those creatures -Nightflame, -- Nightflame, a humanoid swordswomen and sorcerer that is Supergirl's death wish's embodiment- embodiment -- tries to take over Kara's body.



** In her ''[[Comicbook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis book]]'' Kara had an evil doppelganger for a short while until she reabsorbed it. Her evil side -dubbed by SG fans Dark Supergirl or Dark Kara- embodies all of Supergirl's repressed anger over the loss of her people, and later it resurfaces and takes over. Remarkably, Dark Supergirl is ''less'' evil during her reapparance. She is pretty much an angry jerkass.

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** In her ''[[Comicbook/Supergirl2005 Post-Crisis book]]'' Kara had an evil doppelganger for a short while until she reabsorbed it. Her evil side -dubbed by SG fans Dark Supergirl or Dark Kara- embodies all of Supergirl's repressed anger over the loss of her people, and later it resurfaces and takes over. Remarkably, Dark Supergirl is ''less'' evil during her reapparance.reappearance. She is pretty much an angry jerkass.



* An issue of the French comic book ''Nävis'' features Girodouss, an alien who takes on a monstrous alterego when she gets hungry and doesn't change back until she's hunted down and devoured her prey. This is normal for her species, but Girodouss doesn't like to kill. She can only be cured of this by mating, but in doing so, she will go into one final rage and murder her mate. Fortunately, she's able to TakeAThirdOption.

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* An issue of the French comic book ''Nävis'' features Girodouss, an alien who takes on a monstrous alterego alter ego when she gets hungry and doesn't change back until she's hunted down and devoured her prey. This is normal for her species, but Girodouss doesn't like to kill. She can only be cured of this by mating, but in doing so, she will go into one final rage and murder her mate. Fortunately, she's able to TakeAThirdOption.



* Creator/DavidCronenberg's {{remake}} of ''Film/TheFly1986'', where Seth Brundle is fighting his increasingly insect-like instincts as he mutates into Brundlefly as a result of a teleporter malfunction.
* ''Film/{{Inception}}''. Dom's guilt over his wife's death leads into her showing up to screw up his plans in every subsequent [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind dream-visiting trip]] he does.

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* Creator/DavidCronenberg's {{remake}} of ''Film/TheFly1986'', where Seth Brundle is fighting fights his increasingly insect-like instincts as he mutates into Brundlefly as a result of a teleporter malfunction.
* ''Film/{{Inception}}''. ''Film/{{Inception}}'': Dom's guilt over his wife's death leads into her showing up to screw up his plans in every subsequent [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind dream-visiting trip]] he does.



* ''Series/ForeverKnight'' has Nick Knight, a vampire trying to earn redemption as a Toronto homocide detective, struggling to suppress his predatory nature and bloodlust. Unlike the vampires in ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', vampires in ''Forever Knight'' do generally have souls: most of them just give in to their new instincts fairly quickly and never look back.

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* ''Series/ForeverKnight'' has Nick Knight, a vampire trying to earn redemption as a Toronto homocide homicide detective, struggling to suppress his predatory nature and bloodlust. Unlike the vampires in ''Series/{{Buffy|The Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', vampires in ''Forever Knight'' do generally have souls: most of them just give in to their new instincts fairly quickly and never look back.



* Possibly the trope namer, one episode of ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' features a transporter malfunction which splits captain Kirk into a good/passive and an evil/aggressive version of him.

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* Possibly the trope namer, one episode of ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' features a transporter malfunction which splits captain Kirk into a good/passive and an evil/aggressive version of him.himself.



* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': After [[ProfessorGuineaPig experimenting on himself]], Anton Mercer developed a reptillian alter-ego called Mesogog, who would periodically take over their shared body. Mesogog eventually tired of this, and used a serum to seperate them.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': After [[ProfessorGuineaPig experimenting on himself]], Anton Mercer developed a reptillian reptilian alter-ego called Mesogog, who would periodically take over their shared body. Mesogog eventually tired of this, and used a serum to seperate separate them.



* Yoi, of ''Literature/MagicalGirlHunters'' has his split personality [[spoiler:Koi]] who eventually gains his own body.
* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' implies that Dr. Insano used to be this to [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], who eventually won a hard-fought battle for control, turning them into JekyllAndHyde. [[spoiler:''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' states that that was actually an effect of the PlotHole going haywire, and they've always been two separate people.]]

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* Yoi, of ''Literature/MagicalGirlHunters'' has his split personality [[spoiler:Koi]] [[spoiler:Koi]], who eventually gains his own body.
* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' implies that Dr. Insano used to be this to [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], who eventually won a hard-fought battle for control, turning them into JekyllAndHyde. [[spoiler:''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' states that that this was actually an effect of the PlotHole going haywire, and they've always been two separate people.]]
18th Feb '18 6:23:10 PM MikeShogunLee
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*''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/WITCH W.I.T.C.H.]]:'' [[spoiler: After being kidnapped by [[BigBad Nerissa]], [[UnderstandingBoyfriend Matt]] gets a Demon of Hate put inside him, turning him into [[WickedWitch Nerissa's]] [[TheDragon Dragon]]. ]] Atleast he gets a cool mask and a wicked FallenAngel look.
23rd Dec '17 10:43:21 PM StragaSevera
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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' [[DemonSlaying demon hunters]] are elven warriors who absorb demon souls to gain superior combat abilities... and an inner demon that tries to break free and gain control over their body. Demon hunters must always control it using magical tatoos and willpower.
6th Dec '17 9:47:01 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Music/DavidBowie eventually gave up on AlterEgoActing once he realised that his final stage persona, the sinister [[NaziNobleman Thin White Duke]] from his album ''Music/StationToStation'', had become this. Bowie was getting LostInCharacter and losing his identity and grip on reality -- in no small part to all the cocaine he was doing at the time.
25th Nov '17 2:45:03 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': After mana mutating into a monster, [[spoiler: Eric]] hears the monster's voice in his head, urging him to kill and eat every human he sees. He talks about its madness influencing his behavior to the point where he acts without thinking. Evntually, [[spoiler: he realizes that the mutation itself did not create a "monster side". All it did was loosen his natural inhibitions. He himself created the "monster side" subconsciously to distance himself from the event and deny the changes.]]

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': After mana mutating into a monster, [[spoiler: Eric]] hears the monster's voice in his head, urging him to kill and eat every human he sees. He talks about its madness influencing his behavior to the point where he acts without thinking. Evntually, Eventually, [[spoiler: he realizes that the mutation itself did not create a "monster side". All it did was loosen his natural inhibitions. He himself created the "monster side" subconsciously to distance himself from the event and deny the changes.]]
25th Nov '17 2:38:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': After mana mutating into a monster, [[spoiler: Eric]] hears the monster's voice in his head, urging him to kill and eat every human he sees. He talks about its madness influencing his behavior to the point where he acts without thinking. Evntually, [[spoiler: he realizes that the mutation itself did not create a "monster side". All it did was loosen his natural inhibitions. He himself created the "monster side" subconsciously to distance himself from the event and deny the changes.]]
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